Television

‘Sesame Street’ wants to clarify: Bert and Ernie aren’t gay

NEW YORK – The producers of “Sesame Street” want you to know that Bert and Ernie are not, in fact, gay. Sesame Workshop tweeted Tuesday that the characters are best friends and have many human...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Dancing With the Stars’ cast: Mary Lou Retton, Bobby Bones, Tinashe, Joe from ‘The Bachelorette’ and more

ABC officially announced the Season 27 cast of “Dancing With the Stars” on Wednesday morning, and it had the regular assortment you might expect: actors, singers, former Olympic athletes, an NFL...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Study: Middle Eastern actors ignored, stereotyped by TV

LOS ANGELES – Actors and characters of Middle Eastern and North African descent are either ignored by TV or stereotyped, according to a new study. The few such actors who get work are largely...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Bill Daily, sidekick on hit ’60s and ’70s sitcoms, dies at 91

LOS ANGELES – Bill Daily, the comic sidekick to leading men on the sitcoms “I Dream of Jeannie” and “The Bob Newhart Show,” has died, a family spokesman said Saturday. Daily died of natural causes...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

DC Universe streaming service a nostalgic trip

DC’s new streaming service doesn’t have any new shows yet – but that shouldn’t stop you from having a good time with it. During a beta version tryout, DC Universe revealed itself to be a fun,...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Burt Reynolds, star of film, TV and tabloids, dead at 82

NEW YORK – Burt Reynolds, the film and television star known for his acclaimed performances in “Deliverance” and “Boogie Nights” and for an active off-screen life which included relationships with...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Roseanne Barr says she plans to be in Israel when ‘The Conners’ spinoff debuts

For the debut of “The Conners” – the ABC sitcom formerly known as “Roseanne” until its namesake star was chucked for making racist remarks on Twitter – don’t expect one potential critic to weigh...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Cosby’ actor thankful for support about grocery store job

TRENTON, N.J. – An actor who was a regular on “The Cosby Show” said he’s thankful for the support he has received since photos of him working at a grocery store showed up on news sites. Geoffrey...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is thrilled about her ‘Veep’ return

NEW YORK – Julia Louis-Dreyfus is back at work on “Veep” and said it feels “fantastic.” The star of the HBO comedy series revealed last September that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

John Goodman reveals Roseanne will be killed off in ‘The Conners’ spinoff

Dan Conner had a heart attack in the second-to-last season cliffhanger of “Roseanne.” He survived. Until he didn’t. John Goodman’s character, it was revealed by Roseanne in the last season’s...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Before ‘MTV Cribs’ and the Kardashians, there was Robin Leach’s ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’

Robin Leach, who died Thursday at 76, blazed a new trail in our celebrity- and wealth-obsessed culture. His idolizing of “champagne wishes and caviar dreams” wasn’t entirely new in American pop...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango native competes for $15,000 on new game show

Being an armchair game show contestant is a piece of cake: We know all the answers to all the questions, and always hit the buzzer faster than the contestants on television. It’s not that easy in...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment